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Prove your Starfleet mettle in a new Star Trek 8-bit web game

[Feb. 16, 2021: Josh Shavit]



Think you can outsmart Captain James T. Kirk? Here’s your chance with Star Trek: Kobayashi Maru, an 8-bit recreation of the notorious Starfleet simulation famed for being unwinnable — until Kirk found a way to win. Created by mobile games company Scopely — who previously produced Star Trek: Fleet Command — this 8-bit recreation puts the player in the position of a lowly cadet, who has to pick the exact right path to reach a 1:10,000-odds victory.


Those who figure out a way to beat the Starfleet system at its own game will be richly rewarded. Not with the captain’s chair on the Enterprise, of course, but the next best thing: a lifetime subscription to CBS All-Access (soon to be renamed Paramount+) and limited-edition Trek collectibles. Live long and prosper… and show Kirk he’s not the only one who can do the impossible.




Star Trek: Kobayashi Maru is available at KobayashiMaru.com.


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